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1 feb 2012
Well i came back early from my trip, and with only a few days home before i head back out on the job for another few weeks i decided to go out for a little hunt. i hit a school that i had gotten 2 merc's from in the past.
I went out to the area where i found my very first merc and started working it over. well i got a pretty good surface signal that turned out to be a bottle cap, re scanning the area i found a 1972 penny about 4 inches away. as i always do i scaned around the plugs and i got a tiny blip from the audio response on the machine but it was just too deep for the detector to give me a read out so i switched it over to manual and cranked it up a few notches. the machine was falsing like crazy but there was a repeatable high tone from two directions and it was deep so i decided to dig. because it was falsing so much i couldnt pinpoint at all but i just made note of the audio response from both directions and put that area in the middle of the plug.
Well, i flipped the plug and almost !!!! my pants! the coin was on the bottom of the plug with the back facing down. i knew it wasnt a merc because the back looked different. i picked the coin up and it was my very first seated dime! 1875 CC making my oldest coin to date. this from a school yard that had nothing on it until 1901! plus it was only 50 feet from where i dug my first merc also. i also found a small silver childs ring thats not in the photo because my daughter claimed it as her own.
The wheat pennys in the photo came from a hunt i didnt get a chance to post, there was a 1912, 1927, 1941 and a 1952 plus the one wheat i found today which was a 1941
I have been using the long audio response for quite a while now. im thinking of going out on a hunt today and trying the normal audio response and see if i can get a hang of that.
well, i hope everyone enjoyed the story and happy hunting!
Totals for the Day
1 1875 CC Lower seated dime
1 Silver Childs Ring
1941 Wheat Penny
2 quarters ( pocket spill, rang a 10-47 on the machine )
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